If she likes music and is geeky, introducing her to the world of analog (and analog styled) synthesizers would be a great combination of the two.
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My thoughts on this can be reduced down to: "You gotta root for the home team. Go 46ers!"
Or they are producing news worthy material at a pace much quicker than most other companies...
Seriously, why would SpaceX give a shit about promotion on Slashdot? It's not like any of us schmucks will buy a rocket.
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Please do health insurance Google! Blue Cross sucks! They need the rug pulled out from under them.
If that means I submit my health info to the Big Datas...so be it. So long as it helps to drive healthcare costs down.
...I see what you did there!
Explain your alternative ideology, please.
What about corporations as large/powerful as states? Are they good or bad?
Remember, when feeding trolls, be sure to keep your hand flat.
"Our world has survived through periods of extreme levels of CO"
No shit sherlock...will WE survive through that period is the real question.
Your last line though is pretty reasonable.
Remember, when feeding the trolls remember to hold your hand flat.
Yet more encouraging news for those of use who ride the donor cycles!
I also do full gear all the time though...so I'm not exactly dumb (relatively) about it.
In a slightly morbid way I kinda look forward to becoming eligible for the front lines of this cyborg future.
I thought it was algae that did that when the bloom died the bacteria population explodes and consumes all the oxygen.
I've always liked the idea of seeding the ocean to create enormous blooms of plankton (both the animal and plant kind). If we widened the base of that enormous food chain a lot of carbon could be both sequestered in their dead tiny bodies at the bottom of the sea OR in a new wave of fish. Considering how much we fish globally if we artifically increased the supply (instead of wank-ass fish farming) we could be solving a few problems with one concerted effort. Let's start by trying to make the ocean's deadzones...undead.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
The dragon will be in service much longer than the ISS. SpaceX is playing the long game.
I'm also excited to see a future where returning astronauts no longer have to be plucked out of the ocean (old school capsules) or have a really hard landing in a cornfield (soyuz). The super-draco engines on the dragon v2 are designed to be used as retro-rockets so the capsule could land anywhere (softly!) with pinpoint accuracy. Of course, it still can drop into the ocean safely if the engines aren't nominal.
Man will you be surprised in 3-5 years.
Just look at voice recognition's progress within the last two years alone. It had reached a plateau of about 80% accuracy, even when speaking slowly, clearly, and without regional accent. Now? I can mutter drunkenly and it'll get it more often than not. I can say very local business words like Phydeaux (upscale pet store) and get the spelling right!
It's called machine learning. The more experience/scenarios etc these self driving cars get, the better they'll be.
I'd say I'm as confident as you (but in the opposite direction) that within 10 years computers will out-drive humans in all scenarios. It won't even be close. 360 degree sub-millisecond informational input versus our meatbag eyes and reflexes??
I'm with you!
The cost of fuel is also a large part of his equation. Which could decrease exponentially with fusion/fission derived hydrocarbons on a SF level mass scale. Once the energy is there plentiful and cheap, a lot of economic arguments start getting changed.
What's happened now (fingers crossed for spacex), is that the rocket tech has suddenly become more reusable and puts it closer to on-par with the hardware of airplanes. I could see at the beginning getting a ballistic flight from NY to Sidney in like 2 hours. The dragon capsule lands with retro-rockets on a concrete tarmac.
That would be one hell of a ride!
All the more reason to let robots/A.I. handle government.